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Aviation Subcommittee to Hold Hearing on the Integration of New Aircraft into the National Airspace System

Washington, D.C. – Next Thursday, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee will hold a hearing to consider issues related to the integration of new aircraft types into the National Airspace System (NAS).

Recent technological advances have led to the emergence of new types and categories of aircraft that are expected to fundamentally transform aviation and the use of the airspace.  These new technologies will affect transportation as well as other sectors of the economy.  The subcommittee will receive testimony from government and industry stakeholders on how these technologies are being integrated into our airspace and what they mean for America’s future in aviation.

The hearing of the Aviation Subcommittee, chaired by U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), is entitled, “Airspace Integration of New Aircraft.”  The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 6th, 2018, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

Witnesses will include:

  • Shelley Yak, Director, FAA Technical Center
  • Jay Merkel, Deputy Vice President, Program Management, FAA Air Traffic Organization
  • Tom Prevot, Director of Engineering, Airspace Systems, UberElevate
  • JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Joby Aviation
  • Mariah Scott, President, Skyward

More information about the Aviation Subcommittee hearing, including a witness list, testimony, additional background information, and live webcast, will be posted here as it becomes available

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